I have travelled through mainland southeast Asia previously, where safe bottled water is freely available. Is the same true in Indonesia? I shall be covering pretty much most of the country with the major exceptions of the Moluccas and Irian Jaya.
Yes, bottled water is readily available everywhere. best brand is Aqua, but others are okay. If you are staying in the one area for a few days, a cheaper option of buying water is, to go to the local super market and buy up big.
Where are you landing in Indonesia and where are you planning on going?
Would love to know.
Have cancelled my trip for this year to stay home and pay off my debts and looking forward to a big trip next year from May 2010.
Yeah, plenty of bottled water everywhere in Indonesia. You'll be absolutely fine.
thanks, good to know. Lack of bottled water wouldn't have prevented me going, but obviously its easier than boiling etc.
pPamela, I will be flying into Bali and heading eastwards through the Lesser Sundas (Nusatenggara) taking in Lombok, Sumbawa, Sumba, Komodo, Rinca, Flores and West Timor, then back to Bali and fly up to Manado and make my way down to Makassar (Ujung Padang). After Sulawesi I'm over to Malaysian Borneo and Brunei, then back to Bali and up through Java and Sumatra, ending up in Peninsula Malaysia, then a quick trip up through Thailand because my plane home leaves from Bangkok.
Its five and a half months altogether (so roughly a month each in the Lesser Sundas, Sulawesi, Borneo, Java, and Sumatra).
wow... what an extensive trip! A trip to drool about. Who are you traveling with. Love to see you here though. would that be possible? I'd help you if I could.
bottled water are everywhere, you can even find it is small kiosk or shops on the streets or street vendors sell them too. Best to buy them in established shops though.
It should cost about Rp 2000 for the small handy bottles.
Halloo...Greeting from Bali..
Yes you could get it every where at small warung (small Shop) on the street with cost around Rp. 2500 - 3000 (US$ 0.25) for 1 liter mineral water.
Absolutely you will be fine. It's cheap.
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